Step 7: Paint Switch

I decided to paint my switches with a gold metallic paint, which contrasts nicely with the dark wood, and adds to the steampunk look of the finished product. Make sure the paint is dry before you add the wood switchplate.
I really REALLY like this, and was thinking of adding them to my office. A problem is that the boxes that switches and other electric devices are mounted in should be fireproof. If there were a spark from a defective device or wire joint and it hits the wood a major fire could start. The use of wooden plates may also be illegal in many areas. <br>BUT THEY SURE LOOK GREAT <br> <br>EXTRASPECT <br>
Extraspect: The actual boxes are made of plastic, only the switchplates are wood.<br> <br> And this Brazilian hard wood is so dense that it would really need to be soaked in gasoline or some other accelerant before a spark started a fire.<br> <br> I've seen wooden switchplates for sale at Home Depot, which are made of much more easily ignitable pine, so I'm guessing they meet fire code?<br> <br> Thanks for your comments!
Hi Winged Fist <br>-Happy new Year- <br>A really nice idea. <br>I suppose now your home will get a complete new stylish steampunk look;-))) <br> <br>Well done <br>Yours Aeon Junophor
And a very happy New Year to you Junophor and the rest of the German steampunks here on Instructables! Unfortunately my wife won't let me get away with turning our beach house into a steampunk emporium, but I will try to add a few elements here and there;-)<br>
This might be your next step by step project for years........ to change the look inside;-))))
Good work, the wood reminds me of Paduk, it looks like a silica based wood that dulls saw blades for fun. <br> <br>Steam and electricty seem almost anthetical, it is a fun challenge to force the two upon each other.
Longwinters, I'm not familiar with Paduk, but I have reduced a power drill to a paper weight trying hang hooks for a hammock in piece of Brazilian hardwood;-)

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